Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Check Out *ace and friends* Featured in Chef Boyardee's Little Chefs FREE eBook {& Giveaway}

I am so excited to share with all of you a FUN project that I've been working on with several other bloggers. As part of the Little Chef's program, I am currently featured as part of  an eBook sponsored by Chef Boyardee

Little Chef's eBook has been created with the hard work of other mom bloggers just like me. I was honored to have been asked to be a part of this collaborative project. You can view my portion of the book which is part of Chapter 3 - *Everyday Fun* which begins on page 17. You can check out *ace* enjoying some VERY tasty smoothies!

As mentioned, I was part of the *Everyday Fun* section and we had a great time making all sorts of smoothies. See *ace* preparing ingredients for their smoothies (this picture didn't make it into the eBook).

Make sure to check out our eBook and learn creative new ways to enjoy cooking with the little chef's in your home. You will find lots of great tips, recipes and inspirational ideas to make everyday cooking with your little ones so much MORE fun! 

Win It

One LUCKY ace and friends reader
will win Chef Boyardee Little Chefs Prize Pack which includes:

  • Kids’ kitchen measure and prep kit
  • Kids’ recipe box
  • Scrapbook album
  • 2 Chef Boyardee chef hats
  • Chef Boyardee adult apron
  • Chef Boyardee child apron
  • Chef Boyardee pizza kit
  • Time capsule
  • 2 coupons for free Chef Boyardee Beefaroni
  • 5 Chef Boyardee recipe cards

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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Join Me For A Little Chefs Cook-Along Class *Everyday Fun* on Thursday October 25th - #LittleChefs

    What is The Little Chef's Cook-Along?

     A virtual Cook-Along called Everyday Fun, part of The Little Chefs Project series on The Motherhood.

    The Little Chefs Project series consists of live chats called Cook-Alongs taking place every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET until November 15, and each Cook-Along covers a different topic around cooking with kids. Everyday Fun addresses how you and your kids can create fun, lasting memories in the kitchen around events like sleepovers or holidays, or around everyday events like family dinners.

    About the class

    From weekend breakfast rituals to holidays like Halloween, you can find any occasion to cook up some everyday fun with your kids. Grab a can of Chef Boyardee and join in for further inspiration and ideas for getting started. 

    To Participate
    Everyday Fun is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, at 2 p.m. ET.  It will last 30 minutes.
    To participate,  join us at The Motherhood. Log in using your member ID (if you don’t have one, it’s easy and free to sign up) and chat away in the text based comments. There is also be a video feed running during the half-hour Cook-Along  so you’re welcome to show up simply to watch if you’d like!
    The Cook-Along is sponsored by Chef Boyardee, and it is hosted by The Motherhood.  You can visit Chef Boyardee online athttp://www.chefboyardee.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chefboyardee.
    I’ll be there with several other bloggers to co-host the class, and I hope you’ll join us!  The fabulous people who will be co-hosting with me are:
    Brett, This Mama Loves Her Bargains http://mamalovesherbargains.com/ 
    Carrie, Making Lemonade http://www.makinglemonadeblog.com

    Christi, Frugal Novice http://frugalnovice.com Corine, Complicated Mama http://www.complicatedmama.comKim, Shop With Me Mama http://shopwithmemama.comMichelle, Ace and Friends Co. http://www.aceandfriendsco.com Roxanne, Children Teaching Mama http://www.childrenteachingmama.com

    Everyday Fun Cooking is SO easy...
    4 year olds can do it too!

    I have been a fan of Chef Boyardee since I was a wee-little kid. We would always look forward to having one of our many favorites, especially during the winter time. Something about Chef Boyardee + Fall = happiness. I wanted to bring those same happy memories to my own kids and incorporate their delicious line into our mealtimes. My kids always recognize the Chef Boyardee labels and get so excited to eat whatever is being served that day. We love Chef Boyardee and had a great time sharing some of our favorites with our friends while incorporating *Everyday Fun* while cooking.

    Chef Boyardee products are easy to incorporate and use in simple, quick and tasty recipes. We decided to make Pepperoni Spaghetti Bake using Chef Boyardee's Spaghetti & Meatballs.

    This recipe only uses 5 ingredients and was easy enough for a four year old little chef's to create. 

    The Little Chef's Masterpiece!
    The kids had a great time working together and creating this absolutely tasty dish! We are planning our next cooking extravaganza and plan to make Taco-roni which incorporates Chef Boyardee Beefaroni with tomatoes, black beans and corn, topped with cheese and crunchy tortilla chips for a taco-inspired dish. Add a little sour cream, avocado and salsa... that's Chef BoyarDEELICOUS!

    Hope you have a chance to stop by!

    [Product review & giveaway disclosure: This post was part of a compensated Chef Boyardee program through The Motherhood. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]

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    Monday, October 22, 2012

    SECRET OF THE WINGS on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download - Available October 23rd!

    Available October 23rd
    Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD
    and Digital Download Combo Pack!

    The Walt Disney Studios unveils an all-new, original full-length CG-animated feature film, Secret of the Wings, starring Tinker Bell, one of Disney’s most beloved and iconic characters, along with her fairy friends (Fawn, Iridessa, Rosetta, Silvermist and Vidia) and introducing a sparkling new winter fairy, Periwinkle.  Debuting on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on October 23, 2012, the film marks the first time ever Tinker Bell will fly on Disney Blu-ray 3D.

    For Tinker Bell and the other warm season fairies, the Winter Woods remains a mysterious and forbidden place.  “Secret of the Wings” takes audiences on an amazing journey of discovery with Tink, into this forbidden world where she discovers a magical secret that changes her life forever.

    Get a sneak peak of movie Secret of Wings Below:

    A magical fairy adventure for the whole family, “Secret of the Wings” features a spectacular voice cast including Academy Award®-Winner Anjelica Huston (TV’s ‘Smash’), Timothy Dalton (TV’s ‘Chuck’, The Living Daylights), Lucy Liu (TV’s ‘Southland’, Charlie’s Angels), Raven-SymonĂ© (TV’s ‘That’s So Raven’), Megan Hilty (TV’s ‘Smash’), Pamela Adlon (TV’s ‘Californication’), Matt Lanter (TV’s ‘90210’), Debby Ryan (TV’s ‘Jesse’) and Mae Whitman (TV’s ‘Parenthood’), and introducing the sparkling new winter fairy, PERIWINKLE, voiced by Lucy Hale (TV’s ‘Pretty Little Liars’).  A DisneyToon Studios production, the film is directed by Peggy Holmes, co-directed by Bobs Gannaway, and produced by Michael Wigert. John Lasseter serves as Executive Producer.

    In support of the release of Secret of Wingsthe Magical Tinker Bell Rink opens tomorrow in Downtown Disney.

    Tomorrow's opening ceremony will include magical appearances by Tinker Bell and her sister, Periwinkle, Disney's own Daniel Delcourt, leading skaters onto the ice to officially open the rink.

    Buy It

    Secret of Wings is available for pre-order and 
    available in stores October 23rd.


    [Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from the manufacturer of a PR Agency. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." See ace and friends Disclosure Policy HERE.]

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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    AT&T Mobile Safety School {$50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway}

    Most days, I absolutely LOVE and appreciate technology. But with the advancements of technology also comes some concerns where my children become more and more involved with these electronics. Sadly, the kids today face several issues especially when it comes to mobile phone usage such as bullying, privacy, over-usage, texting while driving and more.

    AT&T has created a program called AT&T Mobile Safety School to provide education, resources and tools to help families better manage mobile safety and are committed to being a leader in this cause. If you are interested in learning more, AT&T is offering the opportunity to one of my readers to attend a virtual Mobile Safety School session – along with a $50 VISA gift card. 

    The virtual Mobile Safety School schedule is as follows:

    Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14
    Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17

    Easily enter this giveaway on the Rafflecopter widget below. Please let me know in the comments section which session you would like to attend. I will choose a winner by Saturday, Oct. 20.

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